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Spot Collector error 409

Wes Cosand
 

I tried to install Spot Collector on a different machine.  The telnet window connects and works fine but the main Spot Collector database window remains blank.  

Here is an excerpt from the error file:
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > SpotCollector version 7.9.5
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > App.Path          : C:\DXLab\SpotCollector
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > App.exe           : SpotCollector
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > Module            : C:\DXLab\SpotCollector\SpotCollector.exe
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > Operating System  : Windows 10 Home (64-bit) build 15063
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > Locale ID         : 1033 (0x409)
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > ANSI CodePage     : 1252
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > OEM CodePage      : 437
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > Country           : United States
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > Language          : English
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > DecimalSeparator  : .
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > ThousandSeparator : ,
29-May-2018 20:50:17 > DXLab Apps        : 
29-May-2018 20:50:44 > Monitors          : 1
29-May-2018 20:50:44 > Monitor 1
29-May-2018 20:50:44 >    width          : 1280
29-May-2018 20:50:44 >    height         : 1024
29-May-2018 20:50:44 >    dimensions     : (0, 0)-(1280, 1024)
29-May-2018 20:50:44 > program error 0 in module SpotDatabaseModule.InitializeSpotdatabaseDisplayLayout: registration of xarraydb.ocx failed: 
29-May-2018 20:50:44 > program error 429 in module SpotDatabaseModule.FormatSpotGrid, State = 5, I = 0, SplitCount = 1, SpotDatabaseUI.SpotGrid.Columns.Count = 117: ActiveX component can't create object

Re: SpotCollector recomputes

Dave AA6YQ
 

* more AA6YQ comments below

I operate WSJT-X standalone when I m operating in FT8. WSJT-X creates an ADIF log of my contacts which I later import into DXKeeper at a convenient time.

When I do this, SpotCollector immediately initiates a Recompute which prevents me from doing much in DXLab until it s finished.

I also operate contests outside of DXLab using N1MM+ and later import those ADIF logs into DXKeeper. This does *not* prompt a recompute in SpotCollector.

What s the explanation for this? I know I could uncheck Enable automatic updates in SpotCollector, but I really don t want to do that if there is another solution. AND I m unlikely to remember to uncheck that box before an FT8 ADIF import and then re-check it when I m done.
I regularly export new QSOs from my remote station log and import them to my "master" log on my home workstation. SpotCollector always recomputes afterwards. I understood that that was intentional - it needs to update existing spot database entries' "neededness" based on the new QSOs in the log ... ?

* You are correct, Iain. After importing an ADIF file, DXKeeper directs SpotCollector to perform a Recompute operation because every Spot Database Entry could conceivable require an update as a result of the newly-logged QSOs.

* Jon K8AJS, the question now is why importing an ADIF file generated by N1MM does not result in DXKeeper directing SpotCollector to recompute.

* Note that when DXKeeper log's, modifies, or deletes a single QSO, it directs SpotCollector to perform a more targeted recomputation, depending upon the awards you are pursuing. For example, if you are only pursuing DXCC awards, then only Spot Database Entries with the added/modified/deleted QSO's DXCC entity would be recomputed.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: RTTY Settings

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting. I've checked them several times and >>can't find the problem. Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to >>TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button. With >>other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked. Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?
What radio are you using.
I'm using a K3s. Setup is like this: Computer RS232 port --->FSK interface ----> K3s ACC port

+ In the "Primary CAT Serial Port" panel on the Ports tab of Commander's Configuration window, to what are the DTR and RTS selectors set?

+ In the PTT panel on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, is the "suppress CAT" box checked?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SpotCollector recomputes

Al Groff
 

The recompute can take a long time if the spots data base has not been trimmed or purged regularly.

( Mine had grown to 250mb).

AL, K0VM


On 5/31/2018 2:33 PM, iain macdonnell - N6ML wrote:
On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I operate WSJT-X standalone when I m operating in FT8. WSJT-X creates an ADIF log of my contacts which I later import into DXKeeper at a convenient time.

When I do this, SpotCollector immediately initiates a  Recompute  which prevents me from doing much in DXLab until it s finished.

I also operate contests outside of DXLab using N1MM+ and later import those ADIF logs into DXKeeper. This does *not* prompt a recompute in SpotCollector.

What s the explanation for this? I know I could uncheck  Enable automatic updates  in SpotCollector, but I really don t want to do that if there is another solution. AND I m unlikely to remember to uncheck that box before an FT8 ADIF import and then re-check it when I m done.

Any suggestions?

+ So I can see what's going on, please do the following the next time you're about to import an ADIF file created by WSJT-X:
[...snip...]

I regularly export new QSOs from my remote station log and import them
to my "master" log on my home workstation. SpotCollector always
recomputes afterwards. I understood that that was intentional - it
needs to update existing spot database entries' "neededness" based on
the new QSOs in the log ... ?

73,

    ~iain / N6ML





Re: SpotCollector recomputes

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I operate WSJT-X standalone when I m operating in FT8. WSJT-X creates an ADIF log of my contacts which I later import into DXKeeper at a convenient time.

When I do this, SpotCollector immediately initiates a Recompute which prevents me from doing much in DXLab until it s finished.

I also operate contests outside of DXLab using N1MM+ and later import those ADIF logs into DXKeeper. This does *not* prompt a recompute in SpotCollector.

What s the explanation for this? I know I could uncheck Enable automatic updates in SpotCollector, but I really don t want to do that if there is another solution. AND I m unlikely to remember to uncheck that box before an FT8 ADIF import and then re-check it when I m done.

Any suggestions?

+ So I can see what's going on, please do the following the next time you're about to import an ADIF file created by WSJT-X:
[...snip...]

I regularly export new QSOs from my remote station log and import them
to my "master" log on my home workstation. SpotCollector always
recomputes afterwards. I understood that that was intentional - it
needs to update existing spot database entries' "neededness" based on
the new QSOs in the log ... ?

73,

~iain / N6ML

Re: RTTY Settings

w3qt_mike
 

Rich,
I'm using WinWarbler.  The serial port is an RS232 port.

73,
Mike, W3QT
 


On 5/31/2018 02:36 PM, ve3ki wrote:
Are you using MMTTY? And is the serial port you are using for FSK keying via a USB port? If so, you may need to click on the "USB Port" button in the MMTTY setup window (immediately next to where you select FSK vs. sound card for transmitting) and then choose option C. Limiting Speed, in order to prevent MMTTY from returning to RX as soon as it has sent the characters to the USB device. It does this asynchronously at far higher speed than 45.45 baud, hence the very short TX duration.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:33 am, w3qt_mike wrote:
I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: RTTY Settings

ve3ki
 

Are you using MMTTY? And is the serial port you are using for FSK keying via a USB port? If so, you may need to click on the "USB Port" button in the MMTTY setup window (immediately next to where you select FSK vs. sound card for transmitting) and then choose option C. Limiting Speed, in order to prevent MMTTY from returning to RX as soon as it has sent the characters to the USB device. It does this asynchronously at far higher speed than 45.45 baud, hence the very short TX duration.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:33 am, w3qt_mike wrote:
I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT

Re: RTTY Settings

w3qt_mike
 

Dave,
Thanks for the reply.  Yes, I've been through them several times today.  I'm not super technically computer literate so I've checked and rechecked them as closely as I can.  I can key the transceiver from WW but when I run the TX/RX check on Commander's config/TX-RX pane  I get those results I reported earlier.

73,
Mike, W3QT


On 5/31/2018 02:30 PM, w6de wrote:

Mike have you seen these files?

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/K3PSKRTTY

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/K3CWRTTYXcv

 

These and other help files can be found on the DXLab wiki page.  Which is more or less the how to-do-it help page for DXLabs.

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/TitleIndex

I keep this link permanently in my frequently used web-sites header bar as I periodically forget infrequently used option settings.

 

I can’t help much further than pointing you to this material as I don’t have a K3.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of w3qt_mike
Sent: 31 May, 2018 18:06
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] RTTY Settings

 

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the reply.  I'm using a K3s.  Setup is like this:  Computer RS232 port --->FSK interface ----> K3s ACC port
                                                                                                                                                                                  
73,
Mike, W3QT

On 5/31/2018 01:35 PM, Ron Rosson wrote:

Mike,

What radio are you using. Depending on the radio you might need an accessory plugged in to your achy port to handle they keying for FSK.

 

In short need more information.

 

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron

kf5jra at oneinsane dot org‌



On May 31, 2018, at 11:33 AM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@...> wrote:

 

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT

 

 


Re: RTTY Settings

w6de
 

Mike have you seen these files?

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/K3PSKRTTY

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/K3CWRTTYXcv

 

These and other help files can be found on the DXLab wiki page.  Which is more or less the how to-do-it help page for DXLabs.

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/TitleIndex

I keep this link permanently in my frequently used web-sites header bar as I periodically forget infrequently used option settings.

 

I can’t help much further than pointing you to this material as I don’t have a K3.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of w3qt_mike
Sent: 31 May, 2018 18:06
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] RTTY Settings

 

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the reply.  I'm using a K3s.  Setup is like this:  Computer RS232 port --->FSK interface ----> K3s ACC port
                                                                                                                                                                                  
73,
Mike, W3QT

On 5/31/2018 01:35 PM, Ron Rosson wrote:

Mike,

What radio are you using. Depending on the radio you might need an accessory plugged in to your achy port to handle they keying for FSK.

 

In short need more information.

 

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron

kf5jra at oneinsane dot org‌



On May 31, 2018, at 11:33 AM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@...> wrote:

 

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT

 

 

Re: RTTY Settings

w3qt_mike
 

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the reply.  I'm using a K3s.  Setup is like this:  Computer RS232 port --->FSK interface ----> K3s ACC port
                                                                                                                                                                                  
73,
Mike, W3QT


On 5/31/2018 01:35 PM, Ron Rosson wrote:
Mike,
What radio are you using. Depending on the radio you might need an accessory plugged in to your achy port to handle they keying for FSK.

In short need more information.

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org‌

On May 31, 2018, at 11:33 AM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@...> wrote:

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT



Re: RTTY Settings

Ron Rosson
 

Mike,
What radio are you using. Depending on the radio you might need an accessory plugged in to your achy port to handle they keying for FSK.

In short need more information.

--
73 de KF5JRA
Ron
kf5jra at oneinsane dot org‌

On May 31, 2018, at 11:33 AM, w3qt_mike <w3qt@...> wrote:

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


RTTY Settings

w3qt_mike
 

I've decided to try FSK RTTY and apparently am having an issue with a setting.  I've checked them several times and can't find the problem.  Commander Config ---> General Tab ---->PTT Panel: if I click on the TX button it switches to TX but only momentarily and then automatically reverts back to RX without having to click the RX button.  With other digital modes, e.g., PSK, it stays in TX until the RX box is ticked.  Any suggestions as to what I might be missing?  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT

Re: [HamApps] DXKeeper Questions

roamer
 

Thanks Dave.  You sure do a great job wit we users. 73's

Re: WinWarbler macros.

WA8Y Steven
 

Is this "ALL CAPS" noted while in RTTY mode?

RTTY is Baudout a five bit digital code.  There are no lower case letters.

All newer digital modes use ASCII.


On 5/31/2018 1:57 AM, jeff L wrote:
Hi All
i hope you folks can point me in the right direction. 
i set up my WW macros in all caps. I then re-did them in small letters and saved them (except for call signs etc.) even though their in small caps, they still print out on the screen in all caps. How do I fix that? 
Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks
j73 Jeff WB9DAR

WinWarbler macros.

Jeff WB9DAR
 

Hi All
i hope you folks can point me in the right direction. 
i set up my WW macros in all caps. I then re-did them in small letters and saved them (except for call signs etc.) even though their in small caps, they still print out on the screen in all caps. How do I fix that? 
Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks
j73 Jeff WB9DAR

Re: [HamApps] DXKeeper Questions

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

1. How do I enter comments (NOTES) into a log entry either new and old?

+ Take a look at this article:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Logging>

+ A QSO's "Comment" item is accessible via the Details panel on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab.


2. How can I get back to the full log dispolay after seeing an individual call?

+ To remove any filtering of the Log Page Display, click the X button in the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Question about WinWarbler AFSK TX & Flex Smart SDR

R Patterson
 

Al & Dave:  Yup. That worked.  TU!  I simply disabled all of the useless devices SSDR installed numbered 5 and above.  (I also had not rebooted after making previous deletions --  an additional TU for the reminder of the need to do that, Al.)   - Rick

Re: mulity rotor question

Anthony W. DePrato
 

Dave:
Thanks very much just want i need.

73 Tony WA4JQS

Re: Question about WinWarbler AFSK TX & Flex Smart SDR

Al Groff
 

I have used the windows 'Sound' tool to Disable DAX Audio RX4-8 and DAX RESERVED Audio RX4-8 followed by a reboot of the PC. If that's not enough you could also disable DAX IQ RX2-4 and DAX Reserved IQ RX2-4.  Make sure you always disable both ends of a pair i.e. DAX Audio RX2 AND DAX Reserved Audio RX2  ( record and playback).

Not endorsed by Flex but it works for me.

AL, K0VM


On 5/30/2018 3:43 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Hi Dave. Yes, that document was consulted and was quite helpful when I configured another computer to work with a Flex.  However, the present situation is that the computer (and DX Lab software) is to be used with an Elecraft K3 and Flex radios but has not yet been used with the latter.  I can't use the K3 because WinWarbler does not see the sound device I configured for WW transmit.  The operating does see the device -- WW does not..  

+ The "Configuring DAX" section of the cited article explains 

- that WinWarbler can only offer a choice of 16 audio devices

- that Flex Signature radios create many virtual audio devices that you are unlikely to ever use

- how to disable virtual audio devices that you aren't using so that the audio devices you do use will be accessible for selection

         73,

           Dave, AA6YQ






Re: PathFinder IE 11 Emulation

Michael Blake <k9jri@...>
 

Thank you Dave. The problem I was having seemingly had no relationship to either Pathfinder or the browser but immediately after electing the emulation change all of my WiFi and Ethernet data usage data disappeared from the Data Usage statistics available via “Network settings”.  Several restarts had no effect on this issue but I had set a restore point immediately prior to installing Pathfinder.  Rolling back to that restore point cured the problem and it did not re-appear after reinstalling Pathfinder.

I have no idea what happened but I rely on the data usage indicator since having a network syncing fault that over-ran my 1 TB data allocation in one day.  This had nothing to do with DXLabs.

Thank you for the quick response.  Oh yes, I am comfortable with the registry editor but I did not know what might have been changed.
 
Michael Blake






On May 30, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

While configuring PathFinder I elected to install IE 11 Emulation into the Edge browser.  This seems to have changed other Windows 10 (1803) functions.

How can I remove the registry changes made by this option selection?

+ When you direct Pathfinder to configure Internet Explorer to emulate a particular version of Internet Explorer, Pathfinder creates an entry named Pathfinder.exe in the Windows Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION

+ As documented by Microsoft, this entry should only affect the emulation level employed by the Microsoft-provided web browser control used by Pathfinder. No one else has reported adverse impact on Windows 10 build 1803 from the presence of this entry, which pretty much every Pathfinder user has activated.

+ Making changes to the Windows Registry can make Windows unbootable or non-functional; if you are not familiar or comfortable with this process, either ask Microsoft Support to step you through the process, or seek assistance from a competent computer repair service.

      73,

              Dave, AA6YQ